PS Science was launched in 2006 as a project of the Crossroads Community Outreach Foundation, an initiative of Crossroads School in Santa Monica, in response to a chronic deficit in public school education —the lack of meaningful early elementary school science education.
Inspired by the magic and wonder that master science teacher Dr. Selma Sleven brought to the lives of countless Crossroads elementary students, PS Science was created to bring that same powerful and inspiring experience to children in underserved communities across Los Angeles.
Crossroads School provided critical financial support and resources until 2018, when PS Science grew large enough to become its own separate nonprofit organization.
At the time PS Science was conceived, the most recent analysis of science exam scores ranked California’s students at the bottom, along with Arizona, Mississippi and Hawaii. In June 2019, PS Science 4th grade students performed 99% better than the national average in a standardized science assessment!
The PS Science program is currently in partnership with 129 classrooms in 15 schools for the 2020 – 21 school year!
If you are interested in finding out how to bring PS Science to your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|SCHOOL||CITY||# OF STUDENTS SERVED||# OF TEACHERS SERVED||% SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS|
|William Green Elementary||Lawndale, CA||725||25||87%|
|McKinley Elementary||Santa Monica, CA||475||19||40%|
|John Muir Elementary||Santa Monica, CA||310||12||50%|
|St. John Chrysostom||Inglewood, CA||90||3||85%|
|St. Anne School||Santa Monica, CA||150||6||65%|
|Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary||Lawndale, CA||245||10||92%|
|St. Raphael School||Los Angeles, CA||100||5||90%|
|Grandview Elementary||Los Angeles, CA||110||4||66%|
|Playa Del Rey Elementary||Los Angeles, CA||274||12||40%|
|St. Anastasia School||Playa Del Rey, CA||150||5||N/A- school receives the program for a fee|
|Blessed Sacrament School||Hollywood, CA||115||5||85%|
|Accelerated Charter Elementary School||Los Angeles, CA||490||19||92.5%|
|Nevin Avenue Elementary||Los Angeles, CA||25||1||98%|
|Warren Lane Elementary||Inglewood, CA||30||2||86%|
|Tamarack Elementary||Avenal, CA||28||1||94%|